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Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (20-Jan-2008)

Director: Alex Gibney

Writer: Alex Gibney

Keywords: Documentary, Biography

Documentary examines the prime of infamous "gonzo" journalist Hunter S. Thompson's career.

ABSTRACT
Relying on reams of never-before-seen home movies, tapes, and unpublished manuscripts to weave its true-life tale, Gonzo: The Life and Work of Hunter S. Thompson focuses on the pivotal years of its subject's career -- namely, 1965 to 1975 -- to provide viewers with an in-depth look at the famed writer and "gonzo" journalist's life and times.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Sonny Barger
Criminal
8-Oct-1938   Oakland Hells Angels
Pat Buchanan
Columnist
2-Nov-1938   Crossfire
Jimmy Buffett
Singer/Songwriter
25-Dec-1946   Margaritaville
Jimmy Carter
Head of State
1-Oct-1924   39th US President, 1977-81
Johnny Depp
Actor
9-Jun-1963   Captain Jack Sparrow
Gary Hart
Politician
28-Nov-1936   US Senator from Colorado, 1975-87
George McGovern
Politician
19-Jul-1922 21-Oct-2012 US Senator from South Dakota, 1963-81
Ralph Steadman
Artist
15-May-1936   Gonzo artist and caricaturist
Jann Wenner
Business
7-Jan-1946   Publisher of Rolling Stone magazine
Tom Wolfe
Author
2-Mar-1931   Bonfire of the Vanities

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